The Software License Reconciliation report compares the number of software licenses for a title, against what is installed and what is assigned. Using the Estimated Unit Cost field on a software title, the report calculates a cost for reconciling what is installed and what is assigned to what is licensed. A red, negative value indicates that the title is either over licensed or under assigned.
If your software title data contains multiple currencies, the report converts them to a base currency using an exchange rate. If the exchange rate is not changed, a default of 1 is used. For more details on the settings for exchange rate, see Global administration settings.
Use the parameters section at the top of the report to filter the report by the software title and the publisher. It is recommended that you select one or the other, because selecting both means both values must be satisfied before a match is found.
The report has the following contents for each software title:
Title: The software title.
Version: The version of the software title.
Estimated Unit Cost of Title: Derived from the Estimated Unit Cost field on the software title.
Total Licenses: The total number of licenses that you have for the software title.
Installed - Actual: The number of titles currently installed (based on discovery data) plus the number of titles excluded.
Installed - Excluded: The number of software titles that have been excluded from the Installed count. Software titles are removed from the Installed count when they are installed on a hardware asset whose life cycle status indicates that it is not being used; for example, software installed on a Disposed asset should not be included. Because these software titles are no longer considered installed, the licensing status of the software title changes for the positive. For more details on how to exclude software titles (through their associated software items) and why, see Exclude installed software through life cycle status.
Installed - Net: The number of titles currently installed (based on discovery data).
Assigned: The number of titles currently assigned.
Difference: Occurs in two columns as follows: the difference between the licensed titles and the Installed - Net titles, and between the licensed titles and the assigned titles.
Cost: The estimated cost of reconciling the licensed titles with the installed or assigned titles. A total cost for each is provided at the end of the report.
Click on any software title value to open the Software License Distribution report.